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Do e-commerce email campaigns scare you? They scared me for so long. You get these perfect emails from top brands you love and always feel as though you can not create anything to match, so why bother? Because they work! If you are not creating and testing you could be losing sales and customers. Customers signed up because they want to hear from you, they want the deals you offer. Make the most of this. It’s much easier to sell to a warm/hot/interested lead than chase after cold ones.
Google how to use MailChimp or your preferred email software and get testing. Here are 5 email marketing campaigns you can create for your store right now…
1. A welcome campaign
Let your customers know you appreciate them signing up, give them a deal and send them back to your store. They just took the time to give you their email so they obviously like what you have to offer. Now it’s up to you to close the sale.
2. An abandoned cart campaign
Why did that customer leave that item in their cart? Offer free shipping to get them back to your store and checking out. Offer them a better deal. Offer them longer to use the deal you did give them. Remind them of your perks, like free shipping or Afterpay.
3. A sneak peek of something “coming soon”
Get your customers excited and aware of you again. Introduce them to new collections/designs. Ask them to stay tuned. Ask them to let you know which ones they are the most excited about by replying to this email. Tell them that if they hit reply and let you know what design excites them they most, you will offer them a discount off that exact piece. This will create interaction, loyalty and social media content for you plus give you insight on what your customers really want from you.
4. A receipt email campaign
Most customers read their receipt emails and their shipping emails, use this high open rate to offer them something else. It won’t work for every niche but if you have a product that customers are likely to keep coming back to, a loyalty discount or offer here could go a really long way.
5. A promotion campaign
Shout your promotions out. Ask your customers to spread the word. Create hype. Some common promotions could be:
End of season
New product line
End of year
End of Financial Year
Your business’ birthday
A featured product
A featured collection
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t tested this, or don’t do it soon – you aren’t really trying.
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If your dream is to start a business, you most likely have plans to see it grow into something larger. After all, no one starts a business in their basement expecting it to stay there forever. If you want to grow your business, there are several things you should be doing from the very beginning in an effort to ensure growth and plan for the future.
The first thing you need to examine is where your money is going and how the most money is made through your business. You should take great care to identify and avoid the pitfalls that can result in profit loss. This can be anything from the materials used in production to product theft, be it from customers or employees. In turn, you should put as much emphasis as possible on the activities that bring the most money to your business.
Decide How to Measure Success
Whether you’re looking to ensure profitability or simply cut expenses, you need to plan and do so in a way that can be measured as time passes. If you fail to meet your goals, you will know that you need to adjust your production or spending in order to meet this criteria. This means that you should be identifying specific goals as opposed to general “decrease production” or “make more money” type goals.
Know the Condition of Your Industry
A key step towards building your business is having a solid knowledge of both the history and current climate of your business. You should be in tuned to what your competition is doing and, to a certain extent, how they are doing it. If they are successful, take steps to emulate them where possible while avoiding the areas where they may be lacking. Success is business is about adaptation and staying ahead of you competition, so you should always be on the lookout for original ideas to improve your customer experience and bottom line.
Know Your Customers
Your customers are what drives your business. This is common knowledge among the most successful businessmen in the country a quick look at Charles E Phillips CEO profile shows that he has risen through the ranks of several different companies because of a desire to give the customer what they want. You should be looking for direct interaction with your clients whenever possible, be it surveys, panels or any way you can imagine to improve their experience.
Your business is as large as your dreams, and using the above tips will go a long way towards building your future success.
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The dictionary defines Mindset as “the established set of attitudes held by someone”
or “a way of thinking”.
But this definition by Myrko Thum of Entrepreneurial Mindset is the one I like best:
Your mindset is the sum of your knowledge, including beliefs and thoughts about the world and yourself in it. It is your filter for information you get in and put out. So it determines how you receive and react to information.
Mastering The Entrepreneurial Mindset
1) Successful Entrepreneurs have a focused mindset!
The key to moving from wantreprenuer to successful entrepreneur is having a viable business.
That means getting things done!
This means being focused!
Without focus and implementation – that ‘eureka’ moment counts for nothing!
I like this summary by Larry Boyer…
2) Focused entrepreneurs ruthlessly eliminate distractions!
People who get big things done – do less of the small things!
Check out Warren Buffett’s 25-5 rule
Warren Buffett’s 25-5 rule came out of advice he gave to his airline pilot Mike Flint.
Successful entrepreneurs scan and eliminate distractions quickly.
Think about it…
“Every activity has an opportunity cost. Ask, ‘Is this activity worth what I am sacrificing for it?’ Clarity of purpose must come first. Be absolutely ruthless in refusing to spend time where it simply cannot give you optimal results.”
We don’t rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our systems
Recommended Read: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
“You must purposefully, deliberately, and strategically eliminate the non-essentials. You must be constantly reducing, focusing and simplifying. And it’s not just about getting rid of the obvious time wasters, but being willing to cut out really terrific opportunities as well. Few appear to have the courage to live this principle, which may be why it differentiates successful people and organizations from the very successful ones.” – Greg McKweon
3) Successful Entrepreneurs are hard-wired to see opportunity where others do not.
I consider this the No1 Entrepreneurial Mindset that all great entrepreneurs share.
Successful entrepreneurs are observant – they are sharp-eyed, they notice things regular folks do not.
How Richard Branson was inspired to create an airline is a great example of an entrepreneur spotting an opportunity.
Richard Branson was traveling to Puerto Rico when his flight was canceled, leaving him and hundreds of other passengers stranded. Branson didn’t moan about his situation – he chartered a plane and divided the cost of the plane by the number of seats, and charged the stranded passengers $39 to re-book their seats.
Go for the opportunity – figure out the details later
Another example is Manny Khoshbin – multi-millionaire real-estate investor – who came to the USA from Iran aged 14.
He believes in going for the opportunity and figuring out the details later.
Manny tells how on an early deal he struggled to scrape together a $10,000 deposit to put down on a multi-million-dollar bank-owned abandoned shopping center. The deal was too good to pass up, so he risked the $10,000 – believing he could raise the rest of the financing later. [which he did]
This deal ended up making Manny over 1 million dollars profit…
A Million Dollar profit he would not have made if he had not trusted that he could figure out the details later!
Focus on opportunities, not obstacles.
4) Successful Entrepreneurs Make Decisions Quickly
Entrepreneurs have an increased appetite for risk compared to the general population and nowhere is that more evident than in decision making.
They understand the consequences of getting a decision wrong but just as important, they understand the consequences of making no decision.
A wrong decision can be corrected – but you can’t go back in time and reverse not making a decision!
Remember – In business, a correct decision is wrong when it is taken too late.
Even if they have never heard of it, the most successful entrepreneurs, follow the 40-70 Rule.
Colin Powell, former head of US military forces says that we need between 40 and 70 percent of the total information to make a decision. Less than 40 percent of information and we are likely to make a wrong decision. But if we keep looking for information beyond 70 percent, by the time we make the decision, it will be so late that others will have acted on the opportunity and will have a competitive advantage over you.
Of course there are times when you should not make decisions quickly…
One such time is when you are angry.
Making a decision when you are angry rarely works out.
Or as a mentor of mine succinctly put it:
Don’t make a permanent decision on temporary feelings.
5) Successful Entrepreneurs Trust Their Gut
Richard Branson famously said:
“I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.”
Intuition is that magic that can get a successful entrepreneur from 40% confidence to 70% confidence in a decision.
Successful entrepreneurs are comfortable with not knowing it all. [ figuring out the details later ]
Wait for certainty and you will only see what everyone else can see and miss on the opportunity to get ahead of the game.
Never apologise for trusting your intuition – your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.
When in doubt ask yourself…
Does this feel right?
5) Successful Entrepreneurs understand: “Minimal Movement”.
If you have read any of my previous posts you will know that Stuart Wilde was an early influence on my entrepreneurial mindset.
It was Stuart Wilde who introduced me to the discipline of Minimal Movement.
Minimal Movement is a time management strategy where you eliminate all actions that serve no purpose, and you allocate the least possible energy and effort to the tick-tock things you have to do.
Minimal movement is analyzing what is very important to you, slightly important and not important at all, thus focusing on what serves you best.
Minimal Movement is a powerful tool for compounding focus and getting results.
I recently listened to Brent Charleton and Ian Stanley (of LionHeartWorkshop) discuss Time Management and how they structured Things To Do Lists.
They made a distinction that reminded me a lot of the Minimal Movement strategy.
When constructing Things To Do lists they recommend we break down tasks into 3 different priorities:
a) Tasks That Produce Money Now (1 -29 days)
b) Tasks That Produce Money Later (30 – 180 days)
c) Tasks That Produce Maintenance Money. (This is things you do to keep the money flowing from obligations or commitments you have already made such as a Monthly Newsletter or managing a membership site.)
If you focus your day doing tasks that produce maintenance money then you will plateau very quickly – or even go backwards.
Successful entrepreneurs are always adding new strings to their bow…
They are thinking ahead and looking for new ways to grow their business and make money.
They are constantly on the lookout for tasks that will produce money later.
Successful Entrepreneurs start their day with a Revenue Generating task!
6) Successful Entrepreneurs have a Stoic Mindset
Stoicism and being Stoic in the face of adversity is not a new idea – but it is a philosophy and way of thinking that has seen a re-emergence in the last decade.
Stoicism helps us to direct our thoughts and actions in an unpredictable world.
We can’t control external events and people, but we can control our mind and choose our behavior in regards to these external events.
The Stoic Entrepreneur is dedicated to:
- Making the best use of their time
- Mastering their emotions
- Living a virtuous life – they have high moral standards
By these standards most successful entrepreneurs are stoic – even if they do not know it!
Certainly that was the case with me…
In my 20’s – long before I heard the term Stoicism, one of my mentors explained that with every event in life I had a choice.
I could either react to it OR respond to it.
A reaction is usual quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive.
It typically provokes more reactions
A response is usually calm and non-threatening.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl
To understand more about being a Stoic Entrepreneur – check out Ryan Holiday and his book:
Also check out:
7) Successful Entrepreneurs are comfortable saying NO!
If you want to get more of the important things done – you need to say NO more often.
Especially to energy sapping acquaintances…
Most of us, especially in friendships, hate to offend.
But the truth is that true friends understand and respect your position and priorities.
Focus only on tasks that get you closer to your goals.
As Craig Ballantyne suggests – create a NOT to do List
We have spoke previously about ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ – but this is not a new idea – the great Stoic teacher Epictetus explained it perfectly.
“Above all, keep a close watch on this—that you are never so tied to your former acquaintances and friends that you are pulled down to their level. If you don’t, you’ll be ruined. . . . You must choose whether to be loved by these friends and remain the same person, or to become a better person at the cost of those friends . . . if you try to have it both ways you will neither make progress nor keep what you once had.”
Still as relevant today as it was in 100AD!
Of course, this does not mean that you don’t make time for the three F’s (Fun, Family and Friendship)
The point is – successful people are experts at scheduling and prioritizing and if you want to join them – focus on their winning habits and mindsets
8) Successful Entrepreneurs are Mentally Flexible
They know that change is constant and part of life.
Things happen, sometimes bad, sometimes good.
Either way successful entrepreneurs deal with them positively.
Successful entrepreneurs – in the light of new information, reserve the right to change their mind – reverse a decision, close a business.
They are not embarrassed to acknowledge when they got things wrong.
Above all – they don’t allow the potential opinion of their critics to influence them or stop them taking action.
As Tony Robbins says “stay committed to your decisions but flexible in your approach”
9) Successful Entrepreneurs are Hard-Working
Talent does matter, but hard work matters even more…
Life is a manifestation of where you direct your energy.
If you are lazy and unfocused – you will get lazy and unfocused results!
Successful entrepreneurs understand that hard work compounds and invest the time and effort necessary to succeed.
It is not unusual to discover that some of the most successful entrepreneurs did not excel in school or college.
What made them different was their work ethic and commitment to seeing a task completed.
There are some who will suggest you don’t need to work hard to be successful – but don’t be deceived.
Sure, you can make money in your sleep, but first you must put the work in!
“Working hard overcomes a who lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.” Marsha Evans
10) Successful Entrepreneurs are relentlessly optimistic.
Optimism is defined as “the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome.”
This doesn’t mean you are naive or unaware of the potential difficulties ahead – it just means you approach difficulties and set-backs in a positive manner.
With an optimistic mindset you are inspired to work harder – whilst pessimism hinders you and demotivates you.
Success doesn’t create optimism; It is your optimism that leads to success.
It is said that optimism is the No1 mental habit that helped make Warren Buffett a Billionaire…
Developing Your Entrepreneurial Mindset – Recommended Reading
Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: Strategies that Transformed 177 Average People into Self-Made Millionaires
The Greatness Guide: 101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better
Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life
Entrepreneurial Mindset Related IncomeDiary Posts:
Barry Dunlop is a lifelong Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mastermind Facilitator and Sales Coach who launched his first Internet Business in 1998.
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Search engine optimization (SEO) is a useful method of writing and web design which can have a dramatic impact on more than just a website’s rankings among search engine results. As the integration of the worldwide web into everyday life for consumers and voters has broadened over the years, it has become easier for people to malign the online reputation of various individuals. As a result, people who have suffered attacks on their character have used the Internet to defend themselves through online reputation management.
Why Is Online Reputation Management Necessary?
Due to the unenforceability of libel and slander laws in the lawless environment of the online world, it is easy to create a website dedicated to harming the reputation of any one with whom you disagree. It is even easier to simply place a comment or a series of comments on a forum or message board which confuse people about the character and motives of a particular person.
Prior to the Internet, it mattered very little of a few people spoke harshly about someone in their own private circles. However, it is very easy for a few careless comments made on a public forum to go viral and suddenly get repeated all over the web. This does more than just cause hurt feelings. It can have a drastic effect on the injured person’s livelihood and business. When it affects the owner of a large corporation, it can damage the earning power of thousands of employees as well.
How to Remedy the Situation
People who find their reputation under attack have a range of options available to defend themselves. They can create their own blogs or websites dedicated to asserting their honesty, reliability or whatever character trait has suffered damage. Maintenance of a presence in social media forums is also important.
Many individuals choose to hire writers or firms of writers to accomplish this for them. These writers use SEO techniques to create websites that dominate the rankings of any search for an individual’s name. The websites need only to contain neutral or positive information about the client. As long as a sufficient number of them are created and they appeal to search engines properly, they will shove negative postings so far down in the page rankings that they will never be found. Such writers also visit blogs and other forums to respond positively to negative comments made about their client.
Guest post written by Barry Woolley, a social media expert dedicated in writing articles related to social media, internet marketing, online reputation management, blogging and other internet related topics. He always wanted to share his knowledge with people interested in the same field.